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FOX
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. the confirmation hearing for president obama's new cia directer starts today. >> one issue that is threatened to derail his confirmation was avoided. president obama agreed to congressional demands and will release a secret memo on the killing of americans overseas. it provides legal basis for a drone strike. he played a part. >> it was used very minimumly by president bush and now there's been 3,000 killed in this program. >> three weeks later his 16- year-old son was also killed. >>> on the hill, the defense secretary is testifying on the benghazi attack. he's will offer more details on the raid and it could be the last time he testifies as secretary of defense. >>> democrats will unveil their own plan at cushing gun v iolence. it's said to be similar as to what's in president obama's plan for a ban on assault weapons. president obama will discuss those issues and budget concerns with lawmakers in virginia. >>> the gun control debate took center stage as hundreds packed the state capitol. the president is backing a law for gun ownership. some suggest that the governor's bill does
KOFY
Feb 7, 2013 11:30am PST
admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about when it ge
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
department of justice memo obtained by nbc news. the memo outlines the obama administration's justification for the targeted killing of american citizens overseas by drone strikes if those citizens are considered to be high-level al qaeda operatives plotting against the united states. progressives want answers. tonight an administration official tells nbc news that president obama has directed the justice department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rationale for these drone strikes. this comes after the white house faced a second day of questioning on the subject. spokesman jay carney says president obama is not troubled by the memo being made public. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the war against al qaeda. >> senator ron wyden, a member of the senate intelligence committee, has been a critic of the drone program for years. every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. he tells nbc news, "the memo doesn't answer the
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about when it gets do your neighborhood and if you are headed
Current
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got kind of mixed news on a new obama appointee. that's better than usual. we'll tell you if she's right for interior secretary. we've got a great guest from the sierra club about that, and we have a great guest, a multimillionaire, who is saying raise taxes on the rich. don't miss that. and then we have two stories about--one on the cops, and how they're not doing their job in miami. the tape on that is unbelievable. [ sirens ] >> attention all units a 29 just occurred. >> investigators say he never moved. he was tied up with his lady frequent outside of dade land mall. >> cenk: what he didn't respond to is amazing. and then of course the guy who shot two other soldiers because he might have ptsd, he killed the top sniper we ever had. why did he do it, as how bad is ptsd among our troops, you'll find out. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: boy welcome to the "the young turks." we have an amaying story to start out with. two miami-dade officers fired and three others suspended. why? it's pretty serious stuff. they were not re
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
after 2009, so some time during the presidency of barack obama, the cia built a new base in saudi arabia, a base for u.s. drones. the "times" reporting that we use that base to launch drone strikes in yemen. the paper has known about the secret cia drone base in saudi arabia for years, but they kept it a secret until today's paper. "the washington post" apparently also knew it existed. these news organizations kept this base a secret for years at the request of u.s. government officials. but the times did make it public now. they chose the timing for making it public now. and according to the managing editor of "the new york times," the reason they decided to make this public today is because of john brennan. quote, because the architect of the base and drone program is nominated to head the cia. and of course when he will have his confirmation hearing in the senate tomorrow. he will face the senate intelligence committee as we were just discussing with andrea mitchell. and the lead-up to these confirmation hearing has been absolutely fascinating if you care about this part of u.s. polic
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am EST
obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving, eating, or
KICU
Feb 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
was a star studded event on capitol hill today. celebrities came out in support of president obama's call for new gun laws. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> that's comedian chris rock. he was joined by singer tony bennett, actress amanda pete, and actor adam scott. the event was organized by a group of mayors who want to help law enforcement get illegal firearms off of our streets. >>> many cities across the nation are advising washington of their support of gun control legislation. today, san francisco joined that movement. ktvu's heather holmes is live in the city where she talked with a supervisor behind this new push. >> this is the resolution introduced by the supervisor. it calls on the city to dievest its attention from cities who profit on gun sales. >> reporter: hitting manufacturers where it really hurts. their wallets. the supervisor is calling on the city's retirement board to stop investing in companies that provide guns and ammunition. right now, the san francisco employ
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. what's next? he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing while sleeping; and blood clots in the legs. common
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisis was under way in an underground bunker, authorities had a bird's-eye view, an unarmed, remote control drone. but there's a growing backlash to the use of similar devices by law enforcement agencies. this week, virginia lawmakers passed what would be the nation's first restrictions on drones. and today in the florida senate, a ban on drones advanced. >> my view is that the government works for us. the government is there to serve us, to protect us. >> reporter: from california to maine, officials in at least 11 states are considering various restrictions. according to government data, drones are being used by
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
weapons. president obama's drone program goes under the spotlight on capitol hill tomorrow, and there is breaking news out of the white house tonight. the big panel responds. stay with us. ♪ they see me rollin' ♪ they hatin' ♪ patrolling they tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty ♪ ♪ tryin' to -- [ woman ] hi there. why do we always have to take your mom's car? [ male announcer ] the security of an iihs top safety pick, the 2013 volkswagen tiguan. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease a 2013 tiguan for $219 a month. ♪ >>> at some point, washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. >> welcome back to "the ed show." with the sequester deadline looming, speaker john boehner is refusing to accept new revenue to avoid spending cuts. well, republicans, you see, they just want to trade cuts for cuts. here is a chart of the spending cuts the democrats and republicans agreed to during the 2011 debt ceiling disaster, and it i
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
sort of looped into hypocrisy. a new discussion with the obama administration wanting to bring gitmo to new york and give them trials where they have lawyers, rights to appeal. cross examination, decided by a jury and yet here under this government program, a high government official, i don't know who that is. judge, jury, executioner of americans. >> again, i have concerns about the hypocrisy. >> greta: forget the hypocrisy. do you have any trouble with that? >> again, i have to say it's depending on the circumstances. my feeling is that in certain circumstances, that option should be available to a president, but it should be very good intelligence and as high threshold of standards, that has to be in a country where-- >> yemen would be out to you. >> based on the circumstances it would be a higher threshold. i think as i said earlier it would not necessarily be out, but other countries where we have relations where we do work with the government not doing drones-- >> and do you think you'll be running for president. >> we'll be talking and we're certainly open to looking at 2016.
Current
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
other guys of channels will go up. >> hannity and o'reilly was given a new deal when obama was sworn in. but tina, what does fox have to do to change their brand or do they? >> i think they're trying to change their brand. they'll try to get eye candy. scott brown. dick morris was an useful idiot during the campaign, now he's not very useful. >> they're really good at what letting us know what to be afraid of. you know-- >> john: are you pointing to the blond? >> i know. >> groups of people of which we should be scare of scared of, and beautiful blonds. >> he is pretty. >> john: he's the first naked cosmo model to be signed by fox news. i don't know if you ever saw the naked pictures. he said it was very cold in massachusetts that day. what's next for a guy like dick morris? i mean,? >> he has a face for radio. >> john: he's right. >> speaking. >> john: when you you've been wrong about everything. >> i was going to say the internet has a place for dick morris it had a place for other rejects, glenn beck and sarah palin is still on the internet i believe. dick morris probably will fin
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
news this morning. new sanctions against iran go into effect today. the obama administration is targeting the country's big broadcaster and internet policing agency. economic sanctions enacted last summer have also been triggered. washington hopes the move will force iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> police in southern california are on the hunt for a man who used to be one of their own. former lapd officer christopher dorner is wanted nkz in connection to a double homicide. the cal state basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death sunday night. >>> some say the kappa sigma fraternity went too far in throwing an asian party. an invitation was written in broken english and portrayed kim jong-il trip to america. members of duke's asian student association are protesting what they call a, quote, racist rager. >>> beginning in august, the post office will no longer deliver mail on saturdays. however, your packages will still show up in your mailbox. post office locations will remain open. it's expected to save the cash-strapped agency about $2 billion. >>> and there
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
in new england. >> thanks so much, bill. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification tore predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all inte
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
support of president obama's call for new gun laws. >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> that's comedian chris rock. he was joined by singer tony bennett, actress amanda pete, and actor adam scott. the event was organized by a group of mayors who want to help law enforcement get illegal firearms off of our streets. >>> many cities across the nation are advising washington of their support of gun control legislation. today, san francisco joined that movement. ktvu's heather holmes is live in the city where she talked with a supervisor behind this new push. >> this is the resolution introduced by the supervisor. it calls on the city to dievest its attention from cities who profit on gun sales. >> reporter: hitting manufacturers where it really hurts. their wallets. the supervisor is calling on the city's retirement board to stop investing in companies that provide guns and ammunition. right now, the san francisco employees retirement system has about $900,000 in firearm related investments
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama announced $155 million more in humanitarian aid for those displaced by the fighting. >> this new aid will mean more warm clothing for children and medicine for the elderly. flour and wheat for your families and blankets, boots and stoves for those huddled in damaged buildings. >> reporter: that assistance came ahead of a donor's meeting in kuwait, where countries from around the world pledged $1.5% billion, nearly two thirds of that to deal with regional issues arising from the crisis. >> i do believe that they will follow up, and i do believe that this was a successful way to bring much needed resources to the crisis. but we do need to make sure that we continue to do that in a coordinated and fast fashion. >> reporter: until that money materializes and resources can be marshalled, many in the bekaa valley, like abu mohammed, will be left with little hope and mounting frustration. >> ( translated ): where is islam? where is america for the syrian people? where is the world? they all say we are with the syrian revolution, but we haven't seen anything. these are empty words. >> re
WETA
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
announced yet. and mr. obama's economic team will also have new faces, as he moves to replace: labor secretary hilda solis, trade representative ron kirk and rebecca blank, the interim commerce secretary who replaced gary locke when he became ambassador to china. critical issues await them, from action on climate change, to the keystone x-l oil pipeline, to negotiations on new trade agreements with a dozen nations, and the european union. the president set the tone for the selections to come, with his description of jewell today. >> she knows the link between conservation and good jobs. she knows that there's no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress, that in fact, those two things need to go hand-in-hand. >> ifill: the immediate response to jewell's nomination was positive -- from business and environmental groups alike. we get more now on the president's second-term cabinet and the issues they will face from coral davenport, energy and environment correspondent for "national journal." greg ip, u.s. economics editor for the economist and juli
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
obama's pick to cia. >> [indiscernible] >> giving new meaning to getting . bad rap how the judge responded to this rapping inmate. "good morning washington at starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 7. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. great to have you along. we have the weather to talk .bout let's get to jacqui jeras. kind of cold so far. >> it is a chilly out. the skies remained clear through night but it allowed the temperatures to drop. are filling in already at hour. it will shed up to be a cloudy day. decent, but the clouds temperatures a little, highs in the low 40's. a coastal storms on the way. is bringing the clouds now. a wintry mix expected by tonight. jane doe all rain by tomorrow -- changing to all rain. north,vers, up to the nor'easter. more details on that storm. temperatures in the twenties at this hour. your seven-day forecast is minutes away. let's go to traffic with jamee. >> easy start. news. in virginia, looks good on 395. let's take a look. not many cars ou
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
be based out of texas. american debut add new logo and paint on the jet as few weeks ago that some say was a sign that the deal was good to go. >> president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast underway in washington, dc, right new. the president is scheduled to address matters of faith. these are live pictures from the prayer breakfast. the president has not begun speaking. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation held at the hilton international hotel and provides a venue for president obama to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last may. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill. the proposals resemble the president's plan including a call for banning assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds, and requiring background checks on all gun sales. support is coming from california. this afternoon, gun safety advocates in san francisco will hold a vigil at the federal building at 7th and mission street. in sacra
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
senate intelligence committee begins the confirmation hearing for president obama's pick for new cia director. >> the administration is taking action to avoid one hurdle. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. and it could still depending on what happens and to what comes out of today's confirmation hearings. calls from democrats and republicans for more about this drone strike program. forced the president to release secret memos to law makers. president obama 's nominee to head the cia is the chief white house counter terrorism advisor under his watch in september 2011. became the first american targeted for death by u.s. drone strikes. his son and another american with al-qaida ties killed weeks later. unclassified memo leaked is causing trouble here. it says it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens abroad if they are al-qaida leaders continually engaged in operations even if there's no evidence of a specific attack. 11 senators most democrats demanded the white house provide that legal justification. the acl
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
suspected of working with al qaeda. >> president obama has nominated the. of rei to be his new broker secretary. sally jewel runs the retailer. if confirmed, she would replace ken salazar. she would also be the first woman the president has appointed to his second term cabinet. >>> those hoping to the boy caughts -- boy scouts would chase their policy about including gays will have to wait a few more months. they have postponed the decision till its next meeting in may. they need more time because the issue is too complex. >> it is 5:11. nearly half the seven-day forecast is soaked with rain. howard will give us the details after the break. >>> first, here's an update on a story we brought you yesterday. monopoly players, it's time to call in on the cat. hasbro announced it's replacing the iron game piece with the cat. it's the first change in monopoly tokens since >>> good morning. it's 5:14. if you poke your nose outside, about 32 degrees in and around northwest washington. probably cooler in the burbs. >> 20s out there. >> a little raindrops, they fall on your day. >> before it's o
KICU
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
of research." the obama administration is proposing to put $1 billion into opening up to 15 new manufacturing innovation institutes to help make american industry more competitive and encourage investment in the u.s. "they're looking at the drop in gdp and manufacturing and how that has affected that, and they have a very bold and progressive plan to move manufacturing forward." > > rapid tech has helped over 900 companies with their manufacturing needs for parts like these, and ed tackett says that this is only the beginning. "we're starting to see a grassroots - if you will - movement where people are printing their own objects at their house, or at their work, or at their desktop, and i think that trend is going to continue for several more years." > > for first business news, i'm ky sisson. with demand for the new 3d printing, rapid tech grads are finding work with companies such as nike and boeing. still ahead, the oscars are kicking it up a notch this year. find out how next in movies and money. teenagers ruled at the box office. our movie guy is here with the back story o
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
they're walking it back 'cause cuomo's numbers here in new york dipped 15 points. that's why obama released a picture of him shooting skeet. i want to comment, though. that wasn't the most egregious thing that tony bennett said. he said we should be more like canada because they react better. they don't go around shooting people when they see our movies and he says if you dewpoint agree with me, you're ignorant. so thanks, tony, for being so tolerant. i want to comment on what chris rock said obama is not our daddy. he was elected by us to serve the people. i think that's where not just these celebrities have it backwards, but i think the administration has it backward. you have ask any of these celebrity what is if the president or daddy, would have put 32 executive orders on the first amendment? there would be mayhem if did he it for maybe an amendment that they throw their arms around, like they were doing at that press conference. >> good point. end on a bad point. ahead, president obama's hypocrisy on drone strikes. some liberals aren't happy with him keeping secrets from the
Current
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
president obama making -- naming a new member of his cabinet. the new interior secretary the ceo of rei from seattle sally jewel who has got a great reputation for not only being very active in the environmental conservation field and not only a good businesswoman but a very active hiker herself as president obama pointed out. >> obama: i'm willing to bet she'll be the first secretary of the interior who frequently hikes mailbox peak in her native washington state and who once spent a month climbing mountains in antarctica which is just not something i would think of doing. [ laughter ] >> bill: that's pretty impressive huh? >> yeah. that's a pretty good commercial for rei by the way. >> bill: you know what? i'll tell you, she was hiking those mountains. she was well outfitted. rei is a great store. >> yeah, love it. >> bill: when you have sons, you spend a lot of time shopping at rei. i found out. and sally jewel said she was very complimentary about the job that ken salazar has done as interior secretary. in one respect she'll have a hard time following him. >> i'm going to do my best
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
happening tonight, deb feyerick joins us with a 360 news bulletin. >> president obama is directing the justice department to release classified documents to justice, justifying the targeted killing of americans. it follows secrecy surrounding the country's drone program. >>> police in texas releasing a tape of the # 11 call that led to the arrest in the murder of decorated navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle. the chilling call coming from the sister of eddie ray routh after the shooting. >> my brother came by here, i was -- [ bleep ] he told me he's committed a murder. >> hold on -- >> i'm terrified for my life. >>> the boy scouts of america, delaying today's vote on lifting its ban on gay members and leaders until may. last month the boy scouts announced they were considering changing their rules. >>> after weeks of suspense, the makers of monopoly revealing its newest game piece, the cat. the games fans chose it over other options like a robot and diamond ring. to make room for the new piece, it's the iron that gets the heave ho. it's the end of an era for the postal service come august.
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
bush. yet there's a kill list, "new york times" published a kill list, president obama had a list that he chose who would be targeted with drone strikes for killing. how do they square that circle? if waterboarding is beyond the scope of the president but killing someone is not. >> it raises a moral question, what is more immoral, in the hands of interrogation techniques, torturing as at this time kicks call it or sort of -- without due process, kind of death strikes from the air. it's a question they've had a hard time answering. one of the things they would say is a difference between how we handle someone once in custody as opposed to someone in the battlefield as people in pakistan and yemen are, they're defining them as an active war zone. >> i listened to senator levin question mr. brennan. he wanted him to answer whether he thought waterboarding was torture. he said it should be banned but he was insist tant what was he going for. >> he was trying to avoid tripping up the legal arguments. united states government argued these were legal things and if they were not, obviousl
FOX Business
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
ya great night, we will see you back here tomorrow. lou: good evening, everybody. president obama today stepped up his campaign to avoid the consequences of sequestration. an idea that originated in the white house. republicans upon the president's new round of demands delay sequestration for months, nothing more than a play for more tax increases. hollywood a-list or bruce willis: not those who would take away our guns offering a stern message for the president. and the nations bigge red state going after the biggest blue state all about drumming up business. we will show you how to score this battle in snakes "chalk talk." with an administration that avoids consequences of their public policy decisions. this time president obama asking congress to bail him out of the so-called defense sequester, nearly $500 billion cut in funding to our defense department that will cost thousands of jobs and undoubtedly weaken our national security. here is jay carney offering a bag and consuming answer as he triesto shift the responsibility for action from the president to congress. >> the pres
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:30am EST
at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with new developments involving the nation's highly secretive drone campaign. members of congress demanding more details into how the administration justifies the targeted killing of american citizens. the white house says president obama has directed the department of justice to brief members of the intelligence committees. the move comes after five groups of 11 senators led by ron widen of oregon demanded insight into the government's legal rational for drone strikes against americans abroad. senator widen took his frustrations to twitter writing, every american has the right to know when their government believes it is allowed to kill them. very strong words. this, of course, follows a leaked white house memo obtained by nbc news this week detailing the criteria required for such a strike. the white house yesterday found itself under quite a bit of pressure ahead to have day's sthat confirmation hearings for john brennan, of course, nominated to be the next head of the cia. >> why you are dancing around the question of whether or not we kill
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
one day a week off without pay until the new fiscal year begins in october unless, that is, congress find as way to stop it before march 1. gary nurenberg, wusa9. >> president obama's pick to be the next head of the c.i.a. heads to capitol hill today for some confirmation hearings and they're expected to be pretty interesting. john brennan is expected to face tough questions regarding america's policy for drone attacks. a justice department memo about drone attacks was leaked this week and it spells out obama's orders to kill americans working with al qaeda. some want to question brendan about the policy because he's considered the architect of america's drone program. >>> the president has directed the justice department to hand over the classified information about these drone strikes. it will include the legal rationale for the drone strikes against americans who are linked to the terror organizations. >>> since 1863, americans have been able to count on saturday mail delivery. but budget cuts are forcing the u.s. postal service to cut out saturday service. the post offi
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
new law to implicate president obama's health care overhaul. our investigative unit found it likely won't drive down any of the health care costs. but that's not all. investigative reporter stephen stock discovered major flaws in the current way costs here in california are reported to customers. stephen? >> reporter: raj, under current california law, anyone can get a list of prices for hospital services. what it cost you for an emergency room visit, for instance. it's called the payer's bill of rights and it's intended to give you information about the cost of your health care. but we discovered a wildly inaccurate and broken system, one that makes it almost impossible for you to really know exactly how much you're going to pay for that hospital visit. in a perfect world, health experts say, finding and getting the best deal at the hospital should be like going to buy a car. >> what you end up paying is a bargaining thing between your skill as a consumer and the car dealer's skill as a seller. >> reporter: try doing that at any bay area hospital and you'll find a wide variation in
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
services committee has postponed a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace pea any ta. the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. >>> and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter carriers but the post master carrier said it's a choice the service had to make. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i've been doing everything online for a really long time so i don't think it's necessarily going impact my world. >> reporter: over the past six years the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to pursue this course. we are in a situation where we are obligated to make some tough choices and decisions. >> loca
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
in mr. peter baker of a friend of mine that works at the "new york times." >> i've been hearing it, very interesting. >> very interesting. the reason i asked to bring you on is in 2009 you wrote a great pie transition from president bush to president obama and president obama at the time wanted to close gitmo, a lot of things in the terror and intel community and you wrote about how during the inauguration, a set upfor the inauguration, a lot of those plans changed. can you give us a quick two seconds on that? >> sure, what president obama as a candidate ran against president bush's first term. what he didn't fully realize is president bush by the time he left office modified the counterterrorism policies that were controversial so when he took over, he agreed with a lot of things he inherit. not everything. but a lot of what he took over from president bush he kept in place. >> one is john brennan, he kept president bush's pick for national counter-terrorist center director, john brennan. talk about what you heard him speak about drones. he said they're conducted, the drone strike
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